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Prince William Taking On More Royal Duties As Stepmother Queen Camilla Goes On Break

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By Favour Adegoke on March 4, 2024 at 6:30 PM EST

Queen Camilla is reportedly taking a break after fulfilling solo engagements amid King Charles III's health concerns. Prince William and Princess Anne will fill in for her during her break.

Meanwhile, William is still supporting his wife, Kate, during her recovery from abdominal surgery. Additionally, the Prince of Wales was recently seen enjoying drinks with actor Rob McElhenney at The Turf pub in Wrexham.

He joked about his bartending skills and engaged with community members. Later, he visited a school and received gifts for his children.

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Queen Camilla Takes A Break From Royal Duties

Camilla Duchess of Cornwall attending the Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen, marking the monarch's 70 year Platinum Jubilee, at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Following King Charles's cancer diagnosis, Queen Camilla has shouldered extra royal responsibilities, fulfilling 13 official engagements solo in recent weeks, which reportedly left her "exhausted."

According to The Sunday Times, the 76-year-old is taking a break from her duties, and she plans to enjoy some private downtime before resuming royal responsibilities on March 11 for the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. She is slated to represent the crown at the event, which commemorates the 56 member states worldwide.

Prince William and Princess Anne will now step in in Queen Camilla's absence as she enjoys her brief vacation.

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Camilla recently led the royal family at a memorial service for King Constantine of Greece at St George's Chapel, Windsor, stepping in after the Prince of Wales withdrew unexpectedly.

A source close to Camilla revealed to the outlet that "Although she was not expecting to find herself in the position of leading the family, the queen is absolutely prepared to do whatever needs to be done for the institution."

"She has been buoyed by the public's reaction. She has found reserves of energy that even she didn't think she had, and the estimation of her by those inside the palace has soared as she has put her shoulder to the wheel," the source added.

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Royal Duties Delegated To Princess Anne, Prince William And Prince Edward

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Another insider emphasized the queen's resilience and determination to maintain stability in the absence of King Charles.

They noted: "Her Majesty is robust, positive, and determined to keep going while the king is off public duties. The king is proud and pleased to see the show is being kept on the road by the queen and the wider family."

As Camilla takes a break, Charles's siblings, Anne and Edward, are set to represent the crown at various events next week.

Their engagements include appearances at the Rising Brook Community Church, Savoy Chapel, the Right Stuff Amateur Boxing Club, and the National Equine Forum, among others.

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Meanwhile, Prince William will also shoulder additional responsibilities while supporting his wife, Kate, who is recuperating from abdominal surgery undergone in mid-January.

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Prince William Spotted Socializing with Actor Rob McElhenney At Turf Pub

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While primarily focused on caring for his wife, William was spotted last week socializing with actor Rob McElhenney from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

The Duke of Cambridge joined McElhenney for drinks at The Turf pub in Wrexham, Wales, co-owned by McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds.

William, Elhenney, and Turf's owner, Wayne Jones, were spotted behind the bar, raising a toast and sharing a whiskey shot to celebrate St. David's Day. McElhenney introduced the Four Walls whiskey brand, marking the occasion.

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While pouring a pint, William joked about his bartending skills, quipping: "Still got a horrible head on it. That's why I don't work behind the bar. That might settle in about an hour, talk among yourselves."

According to the New York Post, William also engaged with staff, community members, and charity representatives, learning about the pub's community impact.

Later, as the president of England's Football Association, William visited the soccer stadium, where he received a personalized Wrexham jersey as a gift.

Prince William's next stop was Ysgol Yr Holl Saint/All Saint's School, where he enjoyed traditional Welsh folk dancing and sampled Bara Brith, a fruity loaf. During the visit, William received Welsh dragon toys for his children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, as well as flowers for the Princess of Wales, Kate.

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